Passenger Numbers Up at British Airports.
According to the British Airports Authority, passenger numbers at Britain`s airports have shown their first monthly increase since 11 September last year.
BAA`s seven UK airports handled a total of 8.2 million passengers in February, a small gain of 0.3% over last year. Passenger numbers improved on all short haul routes, largely due to intensifying competition between low cost scheduled airlines, BAA said.
UK passenger numbers grew by 3.4% and European scheduled traffic increased by 0.5%, but North Atlantic traffic numbers were 7.7% down from February 2001.